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Role, Function, & Purpose: Not One in the Same

Roles, Function, Purpose, & Project Management Written by Brian Rabon. June 28, 2011, 10:45am. You may feel like you’re headed back to English class, but let’s take a moment to discuss the semantics behind the definition and usage of Role, Function, and Purpose as words. They are individual words within the English language that are often used interchangeably. However, not only does each word have its own meaning, but also its own use essential to our understanding of Project Manageme… Read More

It’s Our 10th Anniversary!

A Special Message from President, Kate Megaw Happy New Year to you all. I love the beginning of each new year. It’s a time for planning and looking ahead. It’s a fresh start and a clean slate to begin again.  For The Braintrust Consulting Group, 2019 is a monumental year because this is our 10th Anniversary! In those ten years, we have trained more than 10,000 Agile professionals. Our team has grown from two people to twenty-five. We’ve expanded from the southeast region to now offer … Read More

Living Your Values: You Made a Powerful Pact, Now Stick to It!

CORE VALUES LEAD TO BETTER DECISION MAKING. This is a statement we can all get behind, right? Core values, by definition, are a set of fundamental beliefs which dictate behavior. These beliefs guide an organization’s conduct as well as its relationship with the external world. Used correctly, core values should guide actions, unite employees, and define the organization’s brand. Intrinsic to the vision of an organization Core values represent the organizations highest priorities, deeply… Read More

Emotional Intelligence & Agile in the Workplace: Consider Yourself a People-Person? You Must Have A High EQ

Agile Relies on the Human Element During our certified Agile training classes, long before the “ah-ha” moments, attendees often cite several roadblocks they repeatedly face on a day-to-day basis in the workplace. All of their challenges often boil down to "the human element." Professionals struggle when it comes to interacting with their peers or managers effectively, efficiently, and comfortably. This leads to a chronic onset of frustration, anxiety, loss of enthusiasm, and mental roadbloc… Read More